BUSINESS AND SOCIETY NEWSLETTER, FALL 2017, ISSUE II
Here we are again to share with you some of the highlights of the academic term thus far. The Business and Society program is full of enriching activities such as academic exchange seminars focusing on current issues in business (Global Discussions), company visits, internships with companies and several activities with local students.
Eight “Global Discussions” have been organized thus far, with a participation of 57 local students. This kind of activities have been developed by the CIEE Business and Society staff to help students to meet more Spaniards under a more academic atmosphere.
- “The professional Difference”
- “Entrepreneurship and financing innovative projects in Spain and US”
- “United States and Europe: two youths, two realities”
- “The bitcoin”
As usual, our business professors have been organizing different company visits focused on business in Spain and the European Union. So far, the following company visits have taken place in the CIEE Business and Society program this term:
S.A.T. Santa Teresa, the first olive oil producer in Spain, distinguished for being a constant source of employment.
El Cubo, a crowdworking facility where the Spanish telecommunications company, Telefonica-Movistar created a corporate responsibility organization called Andalucía - Open Future. This organization works on accelerating local start-ups by providing them resources from technology to advisers to a location, etc.
Basilippo, an important oil producer, which makes extra virgin olive oil from the Arbequina olive, one of the four most important varieties in Spain.
Extenda, the Trade Promotion Agency of Andalusia owned by Andalusia's Regional Government, in conjunction with the Andalusian Chambers of Commerce is dedicated to the international promotion of Andalusian products and the expansion of Andalusian business in foreign markets.
At this point of the semester, all the students registered in the Internship Program are working in their companies and enjoying their experience.
The highlight of each semester is unequivocally the weekend excursion to Morocco. Before travelling, CIEE organized a mandatory session to prepare students for this trip to Africa. During the session students received information about business, economics, culture and safety in Morocco as well as information about the Business School, the company and the cities they would be visiting that weekend. During this fieldtrip, students had the opportunity to experience the cultural, religious, social, and economic differences of the developing North African country.